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Anna's Sixth Birthday Party

Can anyone guess what the theme of the party was?




Yes, it was indeed a rainbow party and yes, I did make her a special birthday party outfit to wear. I added a button rainbow to the front of a white t-shirt and made a simple elastic waist grey skirt with rainbow ribbon embellishment. She loved it.

Now, are you ready for a whole bunch of pictures?














We set a new record for number of people in our house: 22. We had a little mini-reunion of us and three other families who lived in the same student housing complex when we were all having our second babies (minus one husband who is deployed and another who was on a hunting trip). The balloon stomp game was enjoyed especially by the 4 year old boys. I'll have to remember it when Sam has his 4th birthday. The rainbow cake turned out beautifully, was loved by the kids and made a very colorful pile of crumbs. I was relieved. I do not have a great history with birthday cakes. She blew out all her candles on the first try. Our awesome balloon twisting friends made her a giant Duckie Momo balloon (much loved by Sam) and stepped in to help Brendan make balloons for all the kids. It was a very good party. Good thing, too, because after this one I may never throw another birthday party again.

PS Moms- I've tried to only include pictures that highlight kids that I've gotten permission to put pictures of on my blog before. However, if you see your kid in the background and would rather not just email me ( and I'll take the picture off right away.


balloongal said…
Loved the party. So glad we were there.
Adam and Gwen said…
Looks like you had a blast!!! Wish we could have been there. The cake looks awesome!

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